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Signed On May 15, 2012, 15:34
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II Free Weekend
4. Re: Total War: ROME II Free Weekend Sep 25, 2014, 19:53 Ceribaen
 
Funniest thing is that the bundle that includes Rome 2 is the same price as the regular game.

$20 worth of DLC even after 75% off still too... how much of that is worth it/required?
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced
12. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced Sep 18, 2014, 21:17 Ceribaen
 
noman wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 21:03:
Ceribaen wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 20:29:
What's difference between Xinput and DirectInput? One of these days I need to get a gamepad for my PC (I've tried using my PS3 controller, but it's been wonky in a few games, so went back to kb/m).


Nearly all PC controllers coming out now support XInput, which is what the games use as well. These include Logitech F310, F710, XBox 360 controller etc. DirectInput is the older API (part of DirectX in the early days). Logitech F310 and F710 support DirectInput as well. Consider these two APIs as two different ways to do the same things (Direct3D and OpenGl, for instance)

If you do have a PS3 controller, I'd recommend using it with the SCPDriver. It's an XInput wrapper, that basically presents DualShock3 controller as an XInput controller to Windows. Installation can't be more straightforward.

1) Attach your PS3 controller to PC, and see that it shows up under "Devices and Printers" in control-panel
2) Download and install, XBox360 software from Microsoft website (use the Windows 7 version, whether you are on Win7 or Win8 or Vista)
3) Download and unzip latest version of SCPDriver.
4) In the unzipped folder, run "SCPDriver" executable. Uncheck "Force Install". If you have a bluetooth dongle, you can enable bluetooth option as well. Press the install button.
5) If all goes well, you'll see XBox 360 controller icon appear in "Devices and Printers" under control-panel, alongside the earlier DualShock3 icon.

That's it. From now on, you just need to connect the controller and it will work in any PC game, with proper rumble effects too.

You can even use it over bluetooth, if you have a BT dongle. The controller will sync automatically to PC every time USB cable is attached. From then on, just the PS button will sync it to the PC, until you connect it back to PS3.

Thanks, going to give that a try!
Had previously used MotionInJoy which I got going - but always seemed to feel a bit dodgy at times. And I remember it feeling like a big hassle to get going.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced
8. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced Sep 18, 2014, 20:29 Ceribaen
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 20:13:
Sempai wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 19:23:
And no proper controller support? I hope the lack of a description is an oversite. But knowing Squeenix, it wouldn't surprise me at all.

Did Blue edit it? It's right at the bottom:

> A game controller using Xinput is reccomended for this game. (If using a DirectInput based controller, please use the driver side key configuration to adjust settings as required )

What's difference between Xinput and DirectInput? One of these days I need to get a gamepad for my PC (I've tried using my PS3 controller, but it's been wonky in a few games, so went back to kb/m).
 
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News Comments > Transverse Announced
14. Re: Transverse Announced Sep 9, 2014, 22:52 Ceribaen
 
So far they've managed 27 suckers at an average of 110 per backer...  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 9, 2014, 22:07 Ceribaen
 
Even if you consider it a sport...
It's nowhere near hockey even (and calling hockey a second tier for popularity is a bit divisive - if you include field hockey, it's definitely a top 5 sport worldwide, I'd put soccer, cricket and basketball ahead)...

Ice Hockey is an anchor sport for the Olympic Games, drew 50M viewers in NA alone for the final.

I also like how the article compares PEAK viewership for this event to average viewership for the SCF.
 
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News Comments > Next Total War Reveal This Month
5. Re: Next Total War Reveal This Month Sep 9, 2014, 20:16 Ceribaen
 
So through various Steam sales I think I own all the TW games but the latest one (is it worth buying yet?)...

I feel like it's a game I should fully enjoy, yet for some reason I can barely get into them before losing interest.

Any tips? (ie find a night where you have a good 5 hours to put into it because learning curve, or don't think of it as an RTS or whatever but rather focus on this when starting, or start with this game in the franchise not Shogun 2, etc etc)
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2014, 11:03 Ceribaen
 
I tried Destiny on PS3 during one of the beta weekends, but honestly can't see what all the hype is about.
Doesn't seem like there's anything new or innovative in it, the story seemed alright but not super immersive either.

So what's the draw?
 
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News Comments > SSI-Inspired Seven Dragon Saga Announced
5. Re: SSI-Inspired Seven Dragon Saga Announced Sep 2, 2014, 21:44 Ceribaen
 
Julio wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 18:08:
Turn based combat (check)
SSI (check)

Ok - I'm in.

Unity engine... cautiously optimistic.
SR:R and WL2 both have some issues in the engine, especially when you compare them against what Larian has managed to pull off with D:OS.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer
13. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Aug 31, 2014, 09:31 Ceribaen
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 12:10:
peteham wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 11:25:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 01:13:
Something with this much hype is making me very skeptical nowadays....
Especially with marketing buzzwords innovations like "Nemesis system" (not that I've really read up on what it entails) being thrown around. Radiant AI, anyone?

What was this thing again that they laid on so thick with every PR piece of Dragon Age 2? The frame narrative, I think it was. If the fact that a game has a "frame narrative" is something they have to use in every single fucking PR piece of an upcoming game as THE unique selling point, we should've known the game was going to be fucking shite. The joke's on us on that one.

Not really feeling it at all with this; gameplay looks a bit naff to me. Being positively surprised is always nice, though, so hoping for that outcome.

Same here. I'm still kinnnda-but-not-really looking forward to the game though. Open-world, Middle Earth, Orcs... maybe an interesting story... it can be alright. Assassins Creed combat, I'm afraid, which is why there's always a bit of vomit in my mouth where this game is concerned, though.

The tone of the trailer just seemed... *off*... to me for a Tolkien/LotR type adventure.
This will probably be a wait for the GOTY edition and grab at 20% off on a Steam sale (since WB doesn't discount much anymore). Too much hype, wrong tone, and that style combat just doesn't appeal to me really.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 21, 2014, 19:18 Ceribaen
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 18:50:
Looking forward to Destiny. I know it is nothing new, WoW and many other MMO's were similar games but this one is really well done and in a Mass Effect like universe.

Playing it on PS3 just really had me thinking there's nothing new or exciting here that Defiance or Planetside hasn't already done? That and it reminded me of why I hate playing shooters on a console.

Is there anything in the PS4 version that isn't included in the PS3 version?
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Update 4 Next Month
6. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Update 4 Next Month Aug 13, 2014, 20:44 Ceribaen
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 20:38:
I almost quit this month (still might), due the backstabbing zenimax move to prevent game owners from registering on Steam.

? details/explain?
 
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News Comments > Steam TV and Film Support Hints?
7. Re: Steam TV and Film Support Hints? Aug 12, 2014, 17:00 Ceribaen
 
Would they be going in as a Netflix competitor (subscription service), a Playstation/Apple/Google/XBox competitor (rentals/sales), or just adding Plex-like support (fancy DLNA client) to the Steam client though?
 
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News Comments > WoW 10th Anniversary Plans
12. Re: WoW 10th Anniversary Plans Aug 7, 2014, 15:19 Ceribaen
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 12:34:
I really wouldn't be upset if they disabled flying for the whole duration of the expansion if they would just completely unfuck their flight paths and stop turning them in to mobile vistas. Flying from my Garrison to Bladespire takes you on a journey where you spiral up from the base to the top so you can see, well, how big it is but I don't really care about that stuff after the first flight, I just want to get from Point A to Point B in the quickest, straightest way possible.

I'll run MC probably once and only once since the pet and mount are rewarded for doing so. Tarren Mill will be taking up a lot of my time though, especially since they are bringing back the old PVP rank system just for the occasion.

The old rank system where you can drop two ranks because you took half a week off, and only one Rank 14 allowed at a time? Those were the days...
 
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News Comments > Defiance Game Not Dependent on TV Series
10. Re: Defiance Game Not Dependent on TV Series Jul 31, 2014, 23:07 Ceribaen
 
NKD wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 20:12:
Fion wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 18:04:
FYI Lost Girl & Continuum aren't syfy properties, they are Canadian TV shows that syfy then runs about a week later.

Pretty sure I mentioned "weird Canadian imports."

Bitten falls under that label too. Is fun to watch solely for the fact I live in one of the filming locations... makes for a good drinking game.
 
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News Comments > On the Legality of "Code Stripping"
3. Re: On the Legality of Jul 31, 2014, 15:03 Ceribaen
 
KS wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 13:50:
This just went to the Supreme Court last year in a case where a guy imported legally-purchased, non-pirate textbooks sold overseas much more cheaply, and resold them here for considerable profit, but still undercutting local prices.

The SC ruled "first sale doctrine" held, and copyright law did not forbid this action. I.e. once you bought a legitimate copy, you could re-sell it like any property.

The decision was 6-3, with mixed judges on both sides of it.

But you forget... 'but now do it on a computer' suddenly changes all the rules!
 
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News Comments > Defiance Game Not Dependent on TV Series
6. Re: Defiance Game Not Dependent on TV Series Jul 31, 2014, 15:01 Ceribaen
 
I play the game and watch the show.

The game as mentioned, is basically Borderlands MMO. But it's an easy drop in for an hour game, and the F2P model really doesn't push anything on you to purchase.

The show I think this season actually has an interesting twist to it, and is starting to show a little potential. I can see it being one of those shows with a really strong season 3 and season 4 if it makes it that long. After which the quality will decline as usual.
 
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News Comments > Defiance Expansion Next Week
2. Re: Defiance Expansion Next Week Jul 30, 2014, 21:43 Ceribaen
 
I don't know why (probably because I'm watching the TV show again) but lately I've been hooked on this. It's an easy drop in, shoot a few things for an hour, log out kinda game.

I'm still working away at Season 1 achievements and just dropping in on sieges/major arkfalls, so really not following the storyline much at all in-game... and still have zero plans to purchase any of the previous expansion/DLCs (especially since they're all ten bucks a pop still).
 
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News Comments > Sims 2 Ultimate Collection and SecuROM
13. Re: Sims 2 Ultimate Collection and SecuROM Jul 29, 2014, 15:17 Ceribaen
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 10:08:
SecuRom DRM, while 'unpopular' is very strangely over-vilified compared to the persistent and even more insidious DRM of Steam, Ubisoft, etc.

If Sony had the same level of zombie-control that Valve and Apple does, you would soon be reading posts defending SecuRom with all the shills in unison. Instead, you get the indefensible position of on-line DRM is somehow better for you than off-line DRM.

Thinking people know differently.

Well for one thing, SteamDRM doesn't prevent a game from loading just because you have an emulated drive... SecuROM does.
Also - SteamDRM as far as I know has never had install limits, pretty much all the third party ones that are 'over-vilified' do.

So basically if it's invisible to the user (ie SteamDRM), you don't hear people complaining about it generally. If it interferes with the legitimate installation and playing of a game, you do hear people complain about it.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam
17. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam Jul 17, 2014, 19:45 Ceribaen
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 19:37:
Omni wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 17:26:
Surprised it's not F2P yet.

They are milking the last subs a bit more, just wait another 5-6 month.

Last year some of us were guessing when this would go F2P. I think I said after a year. I think Cutter said after 6 months, but I don't recall.

Pretty sure Cutter says 6 months for every new MMO with a subscription
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Soccer World Championship 2014 Jul 14, 2014, 16:27 Ceribaen
 
El Pit wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 12:20:
Not the most entertaining match of the finals, but certainly better than others.

I beg to differ. This was a very entertaining draw for about 110 minutes. Both teams played clever, there were some great "duels" of technically very skilled players, and a fight until the very end with players collapsing on the field because of leg muscle cramps and some bad fouls. Both teams were strong with Germany winning because the German team had a bit more left in the tank in the overtime.

Everybody who knows a bit about soccer expected this to be a close match and in no way a walk in the park like Germany's game against the very, very weak Team from Brazil.

As a hockey fan... watching Argentina play was pretty much like watching the classic Devils trap system. Sit back, force the opponent into a mistake and attempt a single counterattack then retreat and regroup.

While yes, it's very technical and effective... it is extremely boring to watch in any sport. Once Germany scored and forced Argentina to actually press an attack, the game got interesting for those last ten minutes.
 
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